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Address: Lafayette, LA
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+1 318-394-3754
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The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century...

The park grounds include a museum, a Creole plantation and an 18th-century Acadian shack.

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Beautiful setting

Even though the museum was still closed from the flooding, we were glad we made the trip to St Martinville from our RV Park in Duson. We enjoyed the beautiful trees and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
Kay L
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67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Even though the museum was still closed from the flooding, we were glad we made the trip to St Martinville from our RV Park in Duson. We enjoyed the beautiful trees and the information displayed outside.

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We started our visit with the 12 minute movie. Excellent film and the surprise ending was the movie screen moving toward the ceiling and revealing the view from the back of the visitor center. Very picturesque. We toured the plantation house with Miss Debbie. She was passionate about local history and spent a lot of time answering our questions. In... More 

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New Iberia
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Lovely grounds with a chance to learn about the history of the Bayou Teche area and early settlers. We went as a family group with some visiting from several states.

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Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Evangeline State Park is about 30 minutes south of Lafayette, but the drive there and the time spent gives one a nice sense of life faced by Louisiana's Creole and Acadian settlers. The main attraction is the restored home of the Olivier family. It's a fine example of raised Creole architecture and is surrounded by some reproductions of period buildings... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had a tour of the Plantation from a very knowledgeable guide. Also, the staff in the exhibit area were very well informed about cajun history and life style.

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Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review of our Site. We hope you will come back and visit us again! More 

mandeville, la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Although I live just a few hours away, I had never visited this area or really knew much about the history of the people. This park was so pretty and interesting. It did not take long to see everything but that left time to see everything we wanted in the area in one day.

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Thank katrinabrain
Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this review

We really appreciate you taking the time to post feedback about your visit to our Site. Come back and visit us again...check out our Saturday programs...we promise you will have a great time! More 

Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

My high school crowd used to celebrate the end of Lent with a picnic to this park on Holy Saturday: at that time, the old Maraist house was being turned into a museum. Later, an Acadian Cottage was added. Both are well worth seeing, as is the park itself, which border Bayou Teche and had magnificent live oaks. Lovely oasis... More 

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Christi D, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I loved this place. I was there on a rainy day in winter and so had a lot of the site to myself. The guide who showed me around cared a lot about her culture and was so willing to allow me to experience it. She knew her stuff and told me all about the Acadian people and their experience... More 

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L-E_SHS_Manager, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review of our Site. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. More 

Rayne, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

If you are visiting St. Martinville, this place is a must see! Guided tours and beautiful scenery that is maintained so well!

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L-E_SHS_Manager, Manager at Evangeline State Park, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our Site. More 

Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
1,235 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This site in St. Martinsville, near to Lafayette, is the Heart of Acadiana / Acadian heritage. Excellent park visitor's center with quite nice background film. The plantation house tour is a cultural highlight. Lots of open spaces for kids to have fun, plus you'll learn about Longfellow's Evangeline & the Acadians. Tres Bien...

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